These Are The 10 Hottest South African MCs of 2019 According to MTV Base

Nasty C tops the MTV Base's Hottest MCs list for 2019.

After a discussion that spanned over two episodes that aired yesterday and today, MTV Base has finally released the full list of their annual hottest MCs. Nasty C, who many felt deserved the number one spot last year, is leading this year.


YoungstaCPT, who has never made the list, is comfortably occupying the 5th spot this year. It's been a long time coming for one of the hardest working rappers in the country. This as he just scooped the Album of the Year trophy for his debut album 3T at the South African Hip Hop Awards.

Boity has released a few singles since her forays into rap last year, and thanks to her star power (and rapping skills), she has had a seriously great run.

K.O and Riky Rick are interestingly operating the same spot. Most notably, the biggest rapper in the country and the continent Cassper Nyovest didn't make the list. Nyovest didn't release any new music this year, and has been quiet.

Yanga Chief, who had a great run this year, occupies the number three spot. The rapper, who's originally from the Eastern Cape, also won the Song of the Year award for his hit single "Utatakho" at the South African Hip Hop Awards.

Below is the full list of the 2019 MTV Base Hottest MCs List:

10. Boity

9. Nadia Nakai

8. K.O and Riky Rick

7. Shane Eagle

6. Kwesta

5. YoungstaCPT

4. AKA

3. Yanga Chief

2. Sho Madjozi

1. Nasty C

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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